Truly for You

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Truly for You
Studio album by The Temptations
Released October 15, 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B
Label Gordy
Producer Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Suzee Ikeda (exec.)
The Temptations chronology
Back to Basics
(1983)
Truly for You
(1984)
Touch Me
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Truly for You is a 1984 album by American R&B vocal group the Temptations, released on Motown Records' Gordy label.

This is the first full Temptations album to feature Ali-Ollie Woodson (credited simply as "Ollie Woodson"), who joined the group in 1983 to replace Dennis Edwards. The album was produced by Earth, Wind & Fire members Al McKay and Ralph Johnson. Included on the album is the #2 R&B hit single "Treat Her Like a Lady", the #14 R&B hit "My Love Is True (Truly For You)", and the minor R&B hit "How Can You Say That It's Over".

Track listing[edit]

Superscripts denote lead singers for each track: (a) Ali-Ollie Woodson, (b) Ron Tyson, (c) Richard Street, (d) Melvin Franklin, (e) Otis Williams.

All selections produced, arranged, and conducted by Al McKay and Ralph Johnson.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Running" (Phillip Ingram, Zane Giles, Tony Haynes – 3:28 a
  2. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Otis Williams, Ali-Ollie Woodson) – 4:40 a
  3. "How Can You Say That It's Over" (Tom Keane, Mike Himelstein) – 6:05 b, a
  4. "My Love is True (Truly for You)" (Williams, Ron Tyson, Victor Carstarphen) – 6:08 b, e

Side two[edit]

  1. "Memories" (Don Freeman, David Batteau) – 4:39 a
  2. "Just to Keep You in My Life" (William Durham, Lorrin Bates) – 4:23 b
  3. "Set Your Love Right" (Tyson, Carstarphen) – 5:09 a
  4. "I'll Keep My Light in My Window" (Terri McFaddin, Leonard Caston) – 4:30 c

Personnel[edit]

Performers

Musicians

  • Michael Boddicker, Victor Carstarphen, Ronnie Foster: synthesizers and programming
  • Robbie Buchanan, Randy Kerber, Jerry Peters: keyboards
  • Paulinho da Costa, Ralph Johnson: percussion
  • Dean Gant: keyboards, synthesizers and programming, Moog bass synthesizer
  • Zane Giles, Johnny Graham, Paul M. Jackson, Jr., Al McKay: guitar
  • Ed Greene: drums
  • Phillip Ingram: Moog bass synthesizer
  • James Jamerson, Jr.: bass guitar
  • Fred Johnson: DMX drum programming

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1984 Truly for You 55 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
US
AC
UK
1984 "Treat Her Like a Lady" 48 2 12
1985 "My Love is True (Truly for You)" 14 84
"How Can You Say That it's Over" 81
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "The Temptations US albums/singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 

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